Two Christian Fascists meet at the White House: President Donald Trump praised Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro after Bolsonaro attacked LGBT people and pledged to fight for “traditional family lifestyles.”
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro met with Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, and the two men celebrated their similarities.
In a joint press conference aired live from the Rose Garden President Bolsonaro announced that he stands “side by side” with Trump in the fight fight against same-sex marriage, transgender people, and fake news.
At the press event President Bolsonaro told reporters:
In conclusion, may I say that Brazil and the United States stand side by side in their efforts to ensure liberties, and respect to traditional family lifestyles, respect to God our creator, against the gender ideology or politically correct attitudes, and against fake news.
After Bolsonaro’s open attack on LGBT people, Trump praised the Brazilian president. In particular, Trump praised Bolsonaro for using the term “fake news”. Trump said:
I’m very proud to hear the president use the term ‘fake news.’
Bolsonaro, Brazil’s new president, is a dangerous Christian fascist who promises to remake Brazil into a Christian theocracy.
Vox reports Bolsonaro summed up his far-right presidential campaign with the slogan:
Brazil before everything, and God above all.
More important, in a campaign speech delivered last year, Bolsonaro signaled his intention to promote Christian theocracy for Brazil, declaring:
God above everything. There is no such thing as this secular state. The state is Christian and the minority will have to change, if they can. The minorities will have to adapt to the position of the majority.
After his electoral victory, Reuters reported:
In his acceptance speech, Bolsonaro promised to govern according to the Bible…
The Christian “family values” Bolsonaro hopes to defend as Brazil’s president include homophobia and misogyny. For example, on gays he said:
If your son begins to act like this, sort of gay, he deserves a smack and he’ll change his behavior.
I’m not going to combat or discriminate, but if I see two men kissing on the street, I’m going to hit them.
I would be unable to love a gay son. I won’t be a hypocrite here: I would prefer that my son die in an accident rather than appear with a [gay] moustache. For me, he would be dead.
In addition to endorsing homophobia and misogyny in the name of Christianity, Bolsonaro has also endorsed racism and the torture and murder of political opponents. And the Christians love him for it.
Bottom line: President Donald Trump welcomed Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro to the White House where Bolsonaro attacked LGBT people and pledged to fight with Trump for “traditional family lifestyles.”